Signature Events

Jazz Thaw

Saturday, March 2
Sip, sizzle and swing during a jazz tour presented by 90.9 WDCB-FM, “Chicago’s Home for Jazz,” and Downtown Oak Park.

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Thursday Night Out

Thursday Night Out

Every Thursday Night from May 30–August 29
Start your weekends early at Thursday Night Out! Purchase a dine-around booklet at the kiosk on Lake & Marion for $20 and enjoy an evening of dining al fresco, free outdoor entertainment and live music!

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Uncork Illinois Wine Festival

Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 1-9PM

Raise a glass of Illinois wine and sample locally crafted gourmet goodies. Enjoy live jazz while strolling, shopping and dining in charming Downtown Oak Park.

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Shop Outdoor Sale

July 11-14, 2019
End-of-season sales at select businesses! Local businesses join forces for Downtown Oak Park’s Shop Outdoor Sale on Thursday, July 11th 5PM-9PM; Friday, July 12th 10AM-8PM; Saturday, July 13th 10AM-7PM & Sunday, July 14th 12-5PM. (Individual business hours may vary.)

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Art Dans la Rue

Tuesday, August 6
Immerse yourself in French culture for a day full of art, food, wine, music, demonstrations, and more in Downtown Oak Park!

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MicroBrew Review

Saturday, August 17
Sample more than 200 craft beers from 70 Midwestern breweries, purchase food from local restaurateurs and groove to the sounds of local bands at this zero-waste event.

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September 20 & 21
Celebrate fall at this free two-day music festival offering a premier lineup, seasonal food, microbrews, wine and Kids’ Root Beer Garden.


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Shopper’s Reward

November 1
Shop Downtown Oak Park during the Holidays and get a Rebate Certificate. Nov. 1 through Dec. 25.

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Winterfest & Cookie Walk

Saturday, December 7th from 3-6pm 

Participate in Downtown Oak Park’s annual Cookie Walk, catch a glimpse of Saint Nicholas and enjoy a variety of family-friendly performances.

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Home for the Holidays

Saturday, December 21
Catch the old-fashioned holiday spirit and celebrate the season in Downtown Oak Park on Saturday, December 21st from 11am-3pm on Marion Street at Lake Street and North Boulevard.

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